Dual Language Program

Mission Statement: 

The mission of CUSD 201 Dual Language Program is to celebrate and promote language diversity through academic excellence through bilingual and multicultural education. 

Vision Statement:

The program aims to produce students who are bilingual, bicultural, and biliterate in both languages. Students will exhibit high academic achievement in content areas.

Overview

Community School District 201 offers a two-way Dual language program. The CUSD 201 Dual Language program provide an opportunity for students learn a new language while learning academic content. Beginning in Kindergarten students from two different language backgrounds have the opportunity to learn together. Students of Spanish dominant homes and English dominant homes will have the opportunity to learn a new language together in classrooms comprised of 50% Spanish and 50% English dominant students. This enables all students to be language models, as well as second language learners. All students will learn to read, write, listen and speak in both languages.

This two-way program has an equal or near balanced number of English learners and Spanish learners. CUSD 201 uses a graduated language model of instruction, known as the 80-20 model.

dual language students

Beginning in Kindergarten students from two different language backgrounds have the opportunity to learn together. 

dual language students
Grade % of Instruction in Spanish % of Instruction in English
Kinder 80 (Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies) 20 (Language Arts)
1 70 (Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies) 30 (Language Arts)
2 60 (Language Arts, Science, and Social Studies) 40 (Language Arts, Math)
3-5 50 (Language Arts, Science, and Social Studies) 50 (Language Arts, Math)
6-7 2 periods day (Spanish language arts and Social Studies

 

Sandy Cristobal

Assistant Principal/Bilingual Director

Elizabeth Garcia

Emergent Bilingual

Veronica Sanchez

1st Grade Dual Language

Alma Gonzalez

Bilingual Interventionist

Guadalupe Garcia

3rd Grade Dual Language

Erik Martinez

Instructional Coach

Claudia Padilla

2nd Grade Dual Language

Andrea Lett

6th, 7th & 8th Grade Dual Language